If this isn’t enough to make you go home and practice, I don’t know what is. Great to see Carole King (an Ode/A&M artist) honored. Her Tapestry album was produced by Lou Adler (an insurance salesman who wanted to write songs).
Despite the singular lack of successful legislation in the U.S. Congress (or much of anywhere else for that matter), the news was not all bad this year. Not by a long shot. The good news has a common theme for the most part: Artists, a taste making radio programmer and in one case a publisher […]
[Editor Charlie says: As of Christmas Day (7 days in release) “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has grossed $890 million in worldwide box office. “How better to revive a 30-year-old series than by enlisting armies of kids to make the content interesting again?” Well, that’s one better way.] This is a repost from July 15, 2007 In his […]
If you’re one of the people left with a job in the music business where your employer pays for some of your health insurance costs under a private health insurance plan, the federal government is coming after you–but not for now. The so-called “cadillac tax” plan to tax those health care payments as income has been […]
More on this to come, but now Spotify has been called out as a potential infringer by artists and songwriters, now–now–suddenly it’s Spotify making this announcement: Today we are excited to announce that Spotify will invest in the resources and technical expertise to build a comprehensive publishing administration system to solve this problem. Right…that’s called […]
According to StreetInsider, MIC Coalition member Pandora has returned to Planet Earth and closed licenses with ASCAP and BMI, ending years of rate court litigation by the highly litigious Pandora under the controversial Department of Justice consent decrees. Pandora (NYSE: P) and ASCAP and BMI, the world’s leading Performance Rights Organizations (PROs), today announced the signing […]